Tayson Pierce Estate Wines 2017 Chardonnay

Tayson Pierce Estate Wines has announced the launch of their 2017 Single Vineyard Chardonnay. This wine comes solely from Hudson Vineyards in Napa Valley’s Carneros District. The nose is sea spray, honeysuckle, crystalized ginger and peaches, the company reports, before a full-bodied, creamy palate of sweet cream, more ginger, lemon oil and sweet vanilla. Winemaker Jeff Ames extended the fermentation time, allowing the wine to develop much deeper and more vineyard-specific flavors and aromatics, the company adds. Tayson Pierce Estate…

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Hunter Laing launches Old & Rare Heritage series

Scotch whisky bottler and distiller Hunter Laing & Co has unveiled a limited edition range of single cask whiskies aged between 30 and 46 years old. The Hunter Laing Old & Rare Heritage series comprises more than 20 single cask whiskies, each bottled at cask strength without added caramel colouring or chill filtration. Each whisky will be presented in a dark green bottle encased in a wooden clasp presentation box. Stewart Laing, managing director of…

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Limoncello: time to be taken seriously?

Long seen as a cheap sweet treat for after meals, limoncello is aiming to appeal to a new generation of imbibers and bartenders by highlighting artisanal production and natural ingredients. Luigi Nunziata’s ancestors started farming on Sorrento’s beautiful rugged coastline in 1385. The family cultivated grapes and mulberry trees for the production of wine and silk, introducing lemon trees to the area in the 17th century after Italian monks discovered the medicinal benefits of vitamin…

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Warming cocktails to try this autumn

As the seasons change, so do the world’s cocktail menus. With so many new drinks to try this autumn, SB has rounded up the latest serves worth warming your autumn evenings over. When it comes to top-notch drinking options, imbibers are spoilt for choice, and keeping up with the newest cocktail creations can seem like an impossible task. Autumn saw a menu of Game of Thrones-inspired cocktails launch, as well as new drinks lists from…

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Irish whiskey gains certification trademark in Taiwan

Trade bodies Drinks Ireland the Irish Whiskey Association have successfully secured legal protection for Irish whiskey in Taiwan. Irish whiskey has been granted a certification trademark in both English and Chinese with the aim of giving consumers in Taiwan more confidence in the quality and authenticity of Irish whiskey. Irish whiskey has grown by more than 44% in Taiwan over the last three years, according to the trade bodies. The legal protection follows recent certification…

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